Problem is that Windows 8 is so much like Windows 7, there is little to discuss. This is also evident from the lack of objective posts on Windows 8 forums. " Strictly negative comments on a feature of Win 8, IMO, do not add to the overall discussions of Win 8, especially when all these items have been discussed in great detail previously. " There are quite a few positive comments which have been discussed over and over again, also. I am sure I am not alone when I say I am bored with repetitive posts regarding the use of the Metro screen and its alternatives and the hackneyed phrases such as "Under the Hood/cover". The majority of writers on forums are giving Windows 8 the thumbs down. That is there prerogative. But I do feel that most are jumping on the bandwagon of earlier, similar remarks. I have no objections to Windows 8.As I said in another thread, I regard the Metro as a graphical menu and, as such, it is does not need computer science to master it. But, undoubtedly, as admitted by Microsoft themselves, and most observers, it is built primarily with Tablets/touchscreens in mind. I cannot really agree that the small performance improvements would justify anyone, who is happy with Windows 7, to customise it so that it has the look and feel of Windows 7. No biggy, in that case, to remain with Windows 7. Nor, in that context, can I see that using everyday functions is any easier than they were on Windows 7. I will be moving on to Windows 8 as whatever the circumstances, it is a move, however small, forward. By the time of the RTM in a couple of weeks, I have reason to believe the Metro screen will be much more customisable. This will ease a lot of doubts.